UNDP and UNCDF engaged MSC to conduct a scoping mission with key stakeholders across Pacific Island Countries (PICs) and design the 2014-2018 phase II of the Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme (PFIP). MSC consulted more than 130 stakeholders including government, central banks, private sector players, donors, and international development agencies. The project covered five Pacific island countries—Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Samoa, and Vanuatu.
MSC also conducted stakeholder workshops in four of the countries. We then developed the project proposal for PFIP-II. Our engagement allowed UNCDF and UNDP to secure an initial round of funding (over USD 21 million) for the program. The interventions under PFIP phase II have already benefitted more than 500,000 Pacific Islanders, including rural and low-income women, men, youth, and micro-entrepreneurs.